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Wonder Reef will open in early 2022. Access currently not permitted.
Installation of Australia's newest dive attraction is underway.
A world class dive attraction on the Gold Coast has been a long-held catalyst project to diversify the city's tourism offering and raise the profile of the Gold Coast as a premier dive destination.
Wonder Reef has been purposely designed to attract and sustain a rich diversity of marine life and offer an iconic and exciting dive experience for divers of all levels. It will:
The City is delivering the project with $2.5 million in matched funding under the Queensland Government's Growing Tourism Infrastructure Fund.
Approximately 2.5 kilometres offshore from Philip Park, The Spit, at a depth of 30 metres AHD. Wonder Reef will open to diving in early 2022. Site access for any purpose without the approval of the City of Gold Coast is strictly prohibited.
Wonder Reef has been recently installed and is now undergoing monitoring and testing to meet conditions of approval and ensure diver safety. This period also allows marine life to establish before Wonder Reef opens to the public in early 2022.
View footage of the reef structures fabrication and transportation to Brisbane.
Installation will be followed by 6 to 8 months of monitoring and testing to meet approvals and ensure safety. This period will also allow marine life to establish before opening to the public in early 2022.
Read our Artificial Reef Sea Dumping Permit Long Term Management Plan(PDF, 4MB).
In its first 10 years of operation, Wonder Reef is anticipated to:
Gold Coast Dive Attraction